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What are some heat tolerant nutritious greens I could plant for a tortoise?

I wonder whether turtles mind bitter greens? What we find unpalatable might be just fine with them. And some of the most nutritious greens out there aren't the ones we tend to prefer the taste of. ...
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Compost won't heat up

Likely the volume of compostables is too small. It is really hard to get compost going in small quantities, and even the manufacturer of your bin suggests something like the roller bins for smaller ...
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What are some heat tolerant nutritious greens I could plant for a tortoise?

My desert tortoise loves bean leaves, and will eat kale if he's hungry enough. But I prefer to feed him native plants. I let him go for walks in the yard and observe what he eats, then tend those ...
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Huge tomato plants, but fruits stalled

Stormy is making some good points here but using g too many "man made" techniques could also be the problem. I find that imitating nature has by far been the best option when gardening. This is ...
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How do I keep my indoor plants warm without spending any money

I think you don't need to warm up them, just protect them from cold weather: you can move them near a south wall: now the sun shine most of the time, so a wall will sto heat and give it back on the ...
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What are the most effective ways to maximize solar radiation?

I live in a spot with short but hot summers, so it is possible the solutions that work here will be less effective where you live, but here is what I'd suggest: If you have space to do so, you could ...
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How warm should soil be for propagation of hardwood black currant cuttings?

Probably the main reason you found no temperature recommendation is because currant cuttings are often propagated outdoors: In late fall, cuttings (from the current year) are placed deep into garden ...
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How to supply heat to indoor growing setup

Seeds only need warm temperatures to sprout, you want low temperatures to grow or the plants get too tall. Some years ago I grew my own vegetables and flowers in northern IL, west of Chicago. At that ...
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Bay Leaf heat tolerance

I think you will likely have a problem. Read the Ecology section of the Wiki page for Laurus nobilis and note how the bay tree disappeared from the Mediterranean as natural forests as that climate ...
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What are the most effective ways to maximize solar radiation?

If your goal is season extension (start earlier in the spring, extend it later in the fall) then solutions such as a hoop house, high tunnel hoop or cold frames are helpful. Here in Virginia (zone 7a)...
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Huge tomato plants, but fruits stalled

There are two things I can see that might be your problem; first is the temperature. When the temperature gets to 90 degrees F, plant processes shut down. Your tomatoes are causing enough shade to ...
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Would a Jean Pain heater work well for heating in a USDA Zone 4A?

I'm not really qualified to answer this question, but I did contact a colleague who has some experience in the area. It seems that while you can extract some heat from composting (there are various ...
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What is the difference between the VIVOSUN and VIVOHOME seedling heat mats?

Looks to me like the same company, but different broad product lines. One looks more like domestic kitchen stuff and at one time the heat mat was included in that product line, however they decided to ...
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Will potted plants suffer over a radiator?

The dry and warm air flow could create a very low humidity micro climate there, lower than your average humidity would be in the apartment. This would definitely kill anything that has thin foliage ...
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How large can areca palm grow?

Arecas grow fine in full sun in central and south Florida. Deeper green in the shade, more yellow in the sun. They will definitely outgrow those pots. Arecas planted in the ground will grow to 25 ...
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How do I keep my indoor plants warm without spending any money

Since the seeds have already germinated, I would be less worried about heat and focus on getting the plants enough light. You can move them closer to a window so they get light during the day. ...
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Why is one fernbush thriving and one not?

Probably because it is - although this is a desert type plant, coping well with dry conditions, when its newly planted, it does need watering deeply at planting time, and probably 3 or 4 more times in ...
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